Posted: Wed 11th Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Visitors from high risk areas to be denied access to Airbus Broughton

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 11th, 2020

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Airbus has banned entry to it’s Broughton wing making factory to visitors coming from high-risk coronavirus areas in countries such as Italy and China.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Airbus has said visitors – but not customers – from any of those areas listed as being high risk are being denied access to all Airbus sites. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In addition, any Airbus staff or customers coming from high-risk areas are being told to self-quarantine and they must be health checked before entering a site. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The planemaker says it has put in place additional measures for staff returning from the high-risk areas within 14 days before starting work, they “must stay and work from home until further working time rules are communicated.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

An Airbus spokesperson said: “Airbus continues to closely monitor the situation and any impact on its customers and the supply chain. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In addition, Airbus has updated its travel recommendations to employees as well as its recommendations to people coming to Airbus sites. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The updates are based on the WHO recommendations and adapted to reflect the global Airbus business environment. Health and safety remain our top priority.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Airbus is monitoring “closely” the potential impact of the coronavirus outbreak on its business. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The company is targeting around 880 commercial aircraft deliveries in 2020 but that could be revised down as airlines request delivery delays. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Chinese airlines are the worst affected carriers from the outbreak and have already deferred deliveries of some Airbus jets through April. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia X, is defering delivery of 78 Airbus A330neo aircraft as it makes changes to its fleet to reduce costs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It said the ongoing impact of coronavirus is forcing the airline to reconsider its plans as it continues to operate at a loss. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Another delay announcement came from the Australian flag carrier Qantas today. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The airline decided not to firm up an order for 12 A350-1000 jets that had been planned for “Projet Sunrise” routes. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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